RIPA Board Reports and Videos
As required by AB 953, each year California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board must produce a report on the past and current status of racial and identity profiling with policy recommendations for eliminating it.
2020 RIPA Board Report
California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (Board) is pleased to release its Third Annual Report. For the first time, the Board’s report includes an analysis of the stop data collected under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 (RIPA). This report also provides recommendations that law enforcement can incorporate to enhance their policies, procedures, and trainings on topics that intersect with bias and racial and identity profiling. This report provides the Board’s recommendations for next steps for all stakeholders – advocacy groups, community members, law enforcement, and policymakers – who can collectively advance the goals of RIPA. In rendering these recommendations, the Board hopes to further carry out its mission to eliminate racial and identity profiling and improve law enforcement and community relations.
In 2019, the Board also produced a video that outlines steps law enforcement agencies are taking to ensure the integrity of the stop data collected and discusses the potential impact of the data on community efforts to tackle racial profiling throughout the state. View the RIPA - Data Integrity video.
RIPA Video: Data Integrity
Under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act, by 2022, nearly all law enforcement agencies in California will be required to collect detailed information regarding stops and searches, including data on perceived demographics. This video outlines steps law enforcement are taking to ensure the data best reflects reality as well as the impact community organizations and academics hope the data will have on efforts to tackle racial profiling throughout the state.
2019 RIPA Board Report
California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board has released its second annual report. This report aims to enhance the transparency of the stop data collection process by providing the public with detailed information on how the data is collected and submitted and how the California Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies ensure the integrity of this data. The report also provides recommendations that can be incorporated by law enforcement agencies to enhance their policies, procedures, and trainings on topics that intersect with bias and racial and identity profiling.
This year’s report builds on the foundation established by last year’s report for identifying and addressing racial and identity profiling in California policing. The 2018 report was accompanied by a video that introduced the Board and its work.
For information on all of the RIPA Board’s reports, please see the RIPA Board Reports page.
RIPA 2018 Report
On January 1, 2018, the RIPA Board released its first annual report. This was California’s first statewide report on racial and identity profiling in law enforcement.
The 2018 report was accompanied by a video that illustrates the purpose of the RIPA Board – including comments from members of the Board and the public on the need for the Board – and highlights the work of the Board.